NASF’s committee structure enables state foresters to serve as subject-matter experts and influence national policies and partnerships. Learn more about the association’s five standing committees below:

Wildland Fire Committee

Chair: George Geissler, Washington

Oversees implementation of Cooperative Fire Programs and develops new policies and tools to allow for more effective and safe fire suppression and management.  Email the NASF Wildland Fire Committee.


Forest Markets Committee


Seeks to maintain and expand markets for the broad array of forest products, including traditional wood products, bioenergy, and ecosystem services.  Email the NASF Forest Markets Committee.


Forest Resource Management Committee

Chair: Tim Lowrimore, Georgia

Addresses issues related to private and public forest lands management, including landowner assistance programs, taxes, water resources, and related federal programs and legislation.  Email the NASF Forest Resource Management Committee.


Forest Science and Health Committee

Chair: Peter Church, Massachusetts

Addresses issues concerning forest health and forest sustainability, including invasive species, forest inventory and monitoring, and forest research. Email the NASF Forest Science and Health Committee.


Urban and Community Forestry Committee

Chair: John Erixson, Nebraska

Works with organizations that represent community-based tree planting and care and seeks opportunities to leverage national programs to maximize local results. Email the NASF Urban and Community Forestry Committee.


Communications Team

liaison: Kacey KC, NEvada

Promotes healthy, sustainable forests across America by delivering NASF’s messages to its members and partners, as well as the public, federal policy makers, the White House, and Congress.   Email the NASF communications director.

Policy Team


Provides guidance to the Executive Committee on setting legislative priorities and strategies for the association.  Email the NASF policy director.

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